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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 21(7); 1992 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1992;21(7): 777-783.
Clinical Analysis of Cervical Spine Injury.
Young Ho Lim, Jin Woo Chang, Hyung Shik Shin, Soo Han Yun, Moo Sup Lee, Chang Su Lim, Ha Young Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Capital Armed Forced General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
The authors reviewed the cases of 95 patients with cervical spine injury, 28 patients underwent surgery and the others were managed with conservative treatment. The results were summarized as followings; 75 patients were 20-29 years old(78.9%). 2) There was no seasonal frequency variation(p<0.01). 3) The most frequent cause of injury was motor vehicle accident. 4) The common mechanisms of injury were flexion-extension, extension and flexion. 5) High cervical injuries were 32 cases(33.7%) and mid-low cervical injuries were 63 cases(66.3%). 6) C2 type II fracure was the most frequent type of high cervical injury(43.7%). 7) Associated injuries were found in 29.5% of the cases. 8) There was no statistical significance in the difference between the Frankel's classifications(A, D, E) of operated and those of non-operative cases(P<0.01) .
Key Words: Cervical spine injury
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